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- 10 -302017

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Animals and war, episode 20 : The Eagle

Symbol of imperial power, the eagle was chosen by Napoleon I to adorn the standards of the Grande Armée. Looking to the left, the eagle is drawn up, the wings spread, one claw resting on […]

- 10 -252017

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Animals and war, episode 19: The Rabbit and The Hare

This lithograph shows an old soldier holding a rabbit. On his left, soldiers are resting in a tent; in the back scene other soldiers are hunting for their food.  This engraving illustrates one aspect of […]

- 10 -202017

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Animals and war, episode 18 : The Bear

This map illustrates the political situation in 1914-1915 from the Russian point of view. The different nations are represented by national stereotypes or symbols. Czar Nicholas II occupies a prominent place, and in his empire […]